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Royal Bank of Canada Announces Finalists for Painting Competition

Colleen Heslin, winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and her work entitled Almost young and wild and free. Image courtesy of RBC

ART COMPETITION

Who will win RBC’s Canadian Painting Competition $25,000 cash prize? Excitement amongst emerging Canadian visual artists grows

TORONTO— There is great expectation in Canada about who will win this year’s RBC Canadian Painting Competition.…

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Saatchi Art Announces New Sensations Prize for UK Emerging Artists

Jack Stanton, installation details winner of New Sensations 2013. Image courtesy of Saatchi Art

ART NEWS

LOS ANGELES, CA –Saatchi Art has announced this year’s New Sensations Prize. Launched in 2007 by Rebecca Wilson, chief curator of online art gallery Saatchi Art, the Prize is widely regarded as the most important annual prize for emerging artists in the UK.

The main objective of New…

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Swoon’s Monumental Sculptural Tree at the Brooklyn Museum Takes on Climate Change

Swoon,  Submerged, Motherlands-2. Image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

ART PROJECT Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, on view at the Brooklyn Museum, New York Image- tree-trash-boat- One of the tress constituting Swoon Submerged Motherlands instalation at the  Brooklyn Museum

Swoon Submerged Motherlands-the tree -10- Image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Image- Artist-portrait- Swoon in her studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 2013. She stands in front of her very famouse figurative prints

Swoon in her studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 2013. © Bryan Welch. Image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

NEW YORK— Presently on display at the Brooklyn Museum is Swoon: Submerged…

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A Chaotic and Unpredictable Life in Modern Day Egypt

Ahmed Kassim, Dark City,  Oil on canvas – 180×220 cm. Image courtesy of Safarkhan Gallery

ARTCENTRON CELEBRATED Image- aerial views of Egypt-Satlkers- Ahmed Kassim- Satlkers, Oil on canvas captures government surveillance. peace talk

Ahmed Kassim- Satlkers, Oil on canvas – 220×180 cm. Image courtesy of
Safarkhan Gallery

Image - Portrait of Ahmed Kassim.

Ahmed Kassim. Image courtesy of Safarkhan Gallery

EGYPT—Ahmed Kassim is a young contemporary artist that has shown great talent and creativity in creating a world entirely his own. Kassim adds a…

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Bonhams Appoints Magnus Renfrew as Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia

Magnus Renfrew: Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia.  Image courtesy of Bonhams

APPOINTMENT

LONDON—Bonhams has appointed  Magnus Renfrew as Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia. According to Bonhams, Renfrew will be responsible for defining the strategy for Bonhams in Asia relating to the Fine Arts and will oversee the established departments of Classical,…

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Yoshiki, Asia’s Top Music Artist Set to Thrill Audience at Concert

Yoshiki, Asia’s Top Music Artist during a  performance. Image courtesy of Otakon

MUSIC

BALTIMORE—In 2010 when Yoshiki appeared at Otakon with Sugizo, she gave a rousing performance.  So impressed was the audience with his performance that they kept asking for more. Now they have their wish.  When Otakon opens on August 8 at the Baltimore Convention Center, audience will have the opportunity to…

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Photography Exhibition Details Nigeria’s Centenary History and Heritage

Amaize Ojeikere , Cathedral Church of Christ IIÔÇÖ. Image courtesy of Bonhams

ART  REVIEW

BY KAZAD

The Nigerian Centenary Photography Exhibition, on view at Bonhams Image- Musician- Nigerian girl playing a guitar. Photo by  Andrew Esiebo, Nneka1, Untitled

Andrew Esiebo, Nneka1, Untitled. Image courtesy of Bonhams

LONDON— An exhibition of photography celebrating Nigeria’s centenary has opened at Bonhams in London. The astonishing collection of photographs showcases Nigeria’s rich and…

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Time to Bid for Abraham Lincoln Campaign Flag at Heritage Auctions

Abraham Lincoln and his running mate Hannibal Hamlin 1860 campaign flag. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

ART AUCTION

DALLAS – Collectors of political memorabilia are excited about the forth coming Heritage Auctions’ American Political Item Collectors National Convention Auction in Denver. To be held from July 30 through Aug. 2, a major highlight of the auction is an 1860 campaign flag for…

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Modern Sculptures by David Drumlin Take Sculpture in a New Direction

An art lover admires David Drumlin’s Drops series in the gallery. Image courtesy of David Drumlin

SCULPTURE Image- textured sculpture- David Drumlin, Drops Series Tolmie have rough blue surface

David Drumlin, Drops Series Tolmie. Image courtesy of David Drumlin

CANADA—Where do great ideas come from? This is one question many creative people have tried to answer for decades.  The answers to where new ideas come from have lead scholars  in many directions. While some in the creative…

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